getting sick outside of the job.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by boojes11, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. KW Cajun

    KW Cajun Road Train Member

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    Yes... BTW, I also added in a link that explains the difference in my post above.

    I'm in a Non Right To Work state, however it IS an At-Will state, where they can basically fire you or lay you off for any reason they choose.
    The only thing that thwarts that noose, is basically union membership, which gives certain protections.
    But even that comes "at a cost". ;)
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    KW cajun is correct.

    we had this discussion in another thread not long ago.

    people use the terms and mean different things, kind of like the " bridge law" for truck axles.
     
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  4. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    You have the doctors excuse to prove it and if you still get fired then file for unemployment.But I don't see it happening.Can you tell us what company you work for so the folks can give you a better idea they may know what the company is like.
     
  5. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    This is correct, filing for unemployment. Then when the person seeks out employment, it is EASY to explain why one was fired, in the question, "ever been fired from a job, and why"?

    Wanna see someone get a job faster then the one fired for any other reason(s)?
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    The chances are you won't get fired but I have to ask, did you discuss this with the company first?

    Most would like to have some communications with the employee, others don't care but it makes a difference later on.

    YOU are still considered under probation depending on the company's policy, some are 45 days while others are 90 days and a bunch are 30 days, they can fire you any time with no recourse by you.

    AND to clear up something, every state in the country is an at will employment state - even Montana. There are differences to what at will is defined as but overall not one state nor territory has any laws preventing an employer from firing a person without notice and just cause.

    Also to add to this, we don't have real right to work laws as we did. The NLRA and congress screwed this up for the country.
     
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  7. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Just to be on the safe side, give at least 2 weeks notice.
     
  8. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    of course then there is the driver in our company that was fired this week
    he never showed up to his stop
    24 hours later receiver calls the boss
    boss calls driver he says he was too sick to drive
    guess he was too sick to call too :biggrin_2556:

    should we bet if he called his gf in that 30 hours?
     
  9. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

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    I didn't think "right to work" and "at will" were related. It's my understanding that "right to work" laws only apply to employees working in a unionized shop. So a state could be both "right to work" and "at will". But I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time...

    Are drivers eligible for FMLA?
     
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  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I know when it comes to unemployment companies will fight to the bitter end and usually wins.But in this case I doubt it.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    A Right to Work law guarantees that no person can be compelled, as a condition of employment, to join or not to join, nor to pay dues to a labor union. Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act affirms the right of states to enact Right to Work laws.

    [h=1]At-Will Employment[/h] The majority of states in the United States conform to what is known as “At-will employment.” At-will means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability. Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time for any or no reason with no adverse legal consequences.
     
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